Volunteer Coordinator

Marisha Boyd

Marisha Boyd

 

Marisha is a UBC student completing a B.Sc in Behavioural Neuroscience with a minor in Health & Society. She discovered her passion for neuroscience and public health through her involvements with the UBC Neuroscience Club. In her free time she enjoys giving campus tours as a UBC Student Ambassador and learning more about sustainable practices around Vancouver.

Social Media Coordinator

Elaine Hu

Elaine Hu

 

Elaine is a first year UBC Science student who is passionate about psychology and neuroscience. She is excited to join the VBIA volunteer team as the volunteer coordinator assistant. Her hobbies include hiking, playing piano/flute/piccolo, and cooking!

Volunteers

Armita Hezarkhani

Armita Hezarkhani

Social Media Team Member

Armita is a UBC Science student who has been volunteering at VBIA since 2017. Armita’s artistic works are used in VBIA’s website design, as well as posters designed and distributed by VBIA. Armita is passionate about helping people in need and strongly believes that together we can make a difference.

Armaghan Khalaj

Armaghan Khalaj

Photographer and Graphic Designer

Armaghan has a BSc in Statistics, as well as training in Photography and Graphic Design.  Armaghan is a great artist and has been volunteering for VBIA since 2019.

Angela Pang

Angela Pang

Case Manager

Angela has a BSc in Biology, with a minor in psychology.  Angela is passionate about healthcare rights and has been volunteering for VBIA
since December 2018.

Amanda Stevens-Guille

Amanda Stevens-Guille

Case Manager 

Amanda is a very enthusiastic volunteer at VBIA who helps us with our one-on-one case management service. 

Jian De

Jian De

News Section Coordinator

Jian is a KPU student majoring in BSc in psychology. He is very passionate about neural networks, in particular among individuals with neurodegenerative disorder. Jian started volunteering at VBIA since 2019 and helps with updating scientific news related to brain injury weekly as well as research studies done at VBIA.

Gerry

Gerry

Handy Helper and Transporter Extraordinaire 

Gerry is an acquired brain injury survivor of a workplace accident. for years, Gerry spent years trying to get help dealing with WorkSafe BC.  He volunteers with all aspects of set-up and take-down for the support group meetings and assists with transportation and flyer distribution.

Soroush Darabian

Soroush Darabian

Outreach Team Member

Soroush has been volunteering at VBIA since 2017. He is passionate about pursuing a craeer in a medical field. Soroush is fluent both in Eglish and Farsi.  

Arman Hezarkhani

Arman Hezarkhani

Outreach Team Member

Arman is an eager volunteer who is particularly passionate about helping people in need. He is fluent both in Eglish and Farsi. Arman’s hobby is playing basketball.